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The Pueblo Chemical Depot is a chemical weapons storage site located in Pueblo County, Colorado, United States.

The depot houses 2,611 tons (2,369 metric tons) of mustard agent in approximately 780,000 munitions, equivalent to about seven percent of the original chemical material stockpile of the United States.[1][2] The current course of action for the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, included in the President's Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request, will allow for acceleration of the project schedule. After systemization and pilot testing of the facility, destruction operations are expected began in spring 2015 with full-scale operations to begin later in the year. Destruction of all munitions is expected to be complete in 2019. The plant will operate until all the chemical weapons have been destroyed. Closure activities (shut-down, dismantling, and restoration of site) are slated to be wrapped up by 2022. The plant will use neutralization with a hot caustic solution followed by bacterial biotreatment to destroy mustard agent. [3] This is far outside the deadline set by the Chemical Weapons Convention (April 2012). PuebloPlex will head the redevelopment of Pueblo Chemical Depot.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Montgomery, Jeff (September 14, 2006). "DuPont may take on more weapons waste". Delaware Online (Delaware News-Journal). Retrieved 2006-09-17. [dead link]
  2. ^ Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant - Colorado
  3. ^ ACWA Website
  4. ^ "Redevelopment Plan". PuebloPlex Redevelopment Plan. http://www.puebloplexredevelopmentplan.com/overview-faq/5-what-is-the-puebloplex-redevelopment-plan.html. 

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Coordinates: 38°16′26″N 104°20′34″W / 38.27389°N 104.34278°W / 38.27389; -104.34278

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157 news items

Pueblo Chieftain
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 08:55:47 -0800

A master plan for the future use of the Pueblo Chemical Depot should be ready by the end of February. One more community meeting on the master plan being developed by Matrix Design Group will be held Jan. 13, but there still are some moving pieces, ...
Pueblo Chieftain
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 22:33:45 -0800

PUEBLOPLEX, the state-designated board for redeveloping the Pueblo Chemical Depot, is entering the final stages of a master plan aimed at transforming the 73-year-old Army depot into a center of economic activity again for the benefit of the Pueblo region.

Pueblo Chieftain

Pueblo Chieftain
Thu, 24 Sep 2015 12:54:35 -0700

29, 2015 photo, inert shells sit in the entry point of the explosive destruction system inside the Pueblo Chemical Depot, east of Pueblo, in southern Colorado. The Army has temporarily halted the destruction of chemical weapons at a Colorado facility ...
Pueblo Chieftain
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 08:52:30 -0800

The land in question is a patchwork of property that runs along the eastern edge of a large portion of land already owned by the state, that's home to the Transportation Technology Center and is just north of the Pueblo Chemical Depot. PILT doesn't ...


Wed, 08 Jul 2015 18:41:43 -0700

"There's really a lot of great potential out here. It's like literally creating another city from scratch," Clarkson said. PuebloPlex is the redevelopment authority that is converting about two-thirds of the depot property for public use. The depot ...

Pueblo Chieftain

Pueblo Chieftain
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:01:08 -0700

“It's been an absolutely fabulous two years,” Quinn said. “During this time, the staff at Pueblo Chemical Depot has accomplished Herculean tasks.” Maj. Gen. Clark LeMasters, deputy chief of staff for logistics and operations for the U.S. Army Material ...


Wed, 04 Feb 2015 02:30:00 -0800

The United States is about to begin destroying its largest remaining stockpile of chemical-laden artillery shells. The Pueblo Chemical Depot in southern Colorado plans to start neutralizing 2,600 tons of aging mustard agent in March as the U.S. moves ...

KKTV 11 News

KKTV 11 News
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 03:16:52 -0700

Crews at Pueblo Chemical Depot in Colorado used explosives to tear open a container of mustard agent Wednesday and then flooded it with another chemical to neutralize it. Depot spokesman Thomas Schultz says the detonation was inside a sealed ...

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